Commander Showdown — Tishana vs Zegana

Prime Speaker of Thunder Ixalan is just around the river bend, which means we must turn our attention from the tribes of Commander 2017 to the tribes of this dangerous new plane. We have a ton of new and exciting legendary creatures headed our way, but there’s one in particular that stands out. Commander Showdown […]

#avenger of zendikar, #blue, #chasm skulker, #combo, #commander 2017, #craterhoof behemoth, #deadeye navigator, #draining whelk, #edric spymaster of trest, #elf tribal, #elfball, #eternal scourge, #food chain, #green, #ixalan, #kindred discovery, #kindred summons, #maro, #misthollow griffin, #mystic snake, #prime speaker zegana, #regal force, #simic, #tishana, #voice of thunder Read More »

Low Market — Mairsil’s Charge Counter Combo

Mairsil, the Pretender art by Izzy. Madness Flashbacks In Magic lore, the Dominarian wizard Mairsil drove mad a powerful mage named Ith. This nicely aligns with my experiences of Mairsil, because this card drove me insane upon its release. I knew within seconds that I had to, had to, theorycraft this budget deck for my […]

#artifacts, #black, #blue, #c17, #combo, #commander 2017, #grixis, #mairsil the pretender, #red Read More »

Underdog’s Corner — Ulasht, the Hate Seed

This article is Round 14 of the Underdog’s Corner, a series spotlighting various lesser-used commanders and their place in the format. Each article makes the argument for a single commander that deserves more play, as well as highlighting key cards and synergies. Little House of Horrors Hello everyone and welcome back to another edition of the Underdog’s […]

#casual, #combo, #green, #red, #tokens, #ulasht the hate seed, #underdog Read More »

Low Market — Borborygmos’ Splendid Combo

Borborygmos Enraged art by Aleksi Briclot Anger Management It’s an important life skill, I believe, to find constructive outlets for your anger. I, for example, might channel it into video games. Some people might exercise. Some people might find a private place to emit a primal screech. Borborygmos Enraged does none of these things, preferring […]

#aggro, #amulet of vigor, #borborygmos enraged, #combo, #dune-brood nephilim, #green, #gruul, #lands, #mirrorpool, #red Read More »

Underdog’s Corner — Ishkanah, Grafwidow

This article is Round 13 of the Underdog’s Corner, a series spotlighting various lesser-used commanders and their place in the format. Each article makes the argument for a single commander that deserves more play, as well as highlighting key cards and synergies. A Crawling Sensation Hello, everyone and welcome back to the Underdog’s Corner! In my my […]

#ashnods altar, #black, #combo, #delirium, #emrakul the promised end, #golgari, #green, #green black, #ishkanah grafwidow, #kessig cagebreakers, #nim deathmantle, #spiders Read More »

Commander Showdown — The Locust God vs Niv-Mizzet

A Plague of Locusts Upon Your House Hour of Devastation is almost upon us, and there are some awesome preview cards on the horizon. We’ve seen Theros gods and Amonkhet gods before, but we’ve never seen plague gods. Scorpions and scarabs are terrifying, but the one that frightens me most is The Locust God. This giant insect will […]

#blue, #combo, #curiosity, #hour of hevastation, #infinite, #izzet, #laboratory maniac, #mana echoes, #niv-mizzet the firemind, #purphoros god of the forge, #red, #shared animosity, #the locust god Read More »

Combo Corner — Taxes

Patrick Sippola here, reporting from front lines of the jank wars, bringing you what can only be described as combos. The best thing about finding new interactions between cards is that sometimes an idea strikes you to just make a small change to a type of deck that is already out there. This month is […]

#arcanis the omnipotent, #azorius, #blue, #combo, #grand arbiter augustin iv, #improvise, #inspiring statuary, #laboratory maniac, #mind over matter, #tax, #white Read More »

Commander Showdown — Gisa and Geralf vs Grimgrin

Commander Showdown is a series that compares and contrast two similar commanders, analyzes differences in strategy and deck construction, and evaluates how those differences are represented by the data here on EDHREC. The Planeswalking Dead In the wake of Pro Tour Amonkhet, zombies have begun shambling their way through the Standard format. With new toys […]

#black, #blue, #combo, #dimir, #gisa and geralf, #grimgrin corpse-born, #tribal, #zombies Read More »

Low Market — Hapatra, Vizier of Multitasking

Poisoned Words It’s the week following Amonkhet spoiler season, and you know what that means! Or, maybe you don’t, since this column has only existed for one prior set release. In which case: it’s time to highlight one of the new legends! Without further ado, let me introduce our new snake-y friend, Hapatra, Vizier of […]

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Singleton Guild Wheel — Nivvy’s Burning Gnats

This article is part 8 of a 10-part series covering the Singleton Guild Wheel Project, a 10-deck project where there is only a single copy of any non-basic land among the 10 decks. Each deck uses the color combination of a different Ravnican guild. The methodology is introduced here and expanded upon each week by featuring […]

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